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Weekly Intelligence Summary 28 Nov - 05 Dec 2019
The Digital Shadows Intelligence Team discusses the risks of information exposure by Internet users, challenging contemporary thinking about standard security practices.
A Threat Intelligence Analyst’s Guide to Today’s Sources of Bias
This blog seeks to rebalance intelligence tradecraft discussions by highlighting some of the less glamorous everyday sources of bias that are too often overlooked.
Cybercriminal Forum Research, Mixcloud Breach, and International Crackdown On RAT Spyware
New cybercrime research we put out on the Modern Cybercriminal Forum and how the rise of alternative technologies hasn’t spelled the end of forums, which seem to be prospering against all odds.
Forums are Forever – Part 1: Cybercrime Never Dies
The survival of the cybercriminal forum in the face of new, more secure technologies and constant pressure from law enforcement does not come as a surprise to researchers at Digital Shadows.
The Modern Cybercriminal Forum
We took a deep-dive into the cybercriminal underground to investigate the persistence of forums, uncovering several reasons they remain attractive amid appealing alternatives.
Weekly Intelligence Summary 21 Nov - 28 Nov 2019
In the spotlight this week is a technique that enables the bypass of security products to initiate ransomware infections.
Black Friday Deals on the Dark Web: A cybercriminal shopper’s paradise
Criminals are conducting Black Friday sales amongst themselves, many of which are on the dark web.
Asset Inventory Management: Difficult But Essential
Asset inventories are one of the most important things to get right. Done correctly, they give you the best insight into your potential attack surface and identify where to focus your efforts.
Probiv: The missing pieces to a cybercriminal’s puzzle
in the cybercriminal underground, there’s a service (and even a dedicated platform) that enables anyone to obtain sensitive information via insiders: Probiv.
Weekly Intelligence Summary 14 Nov - 21 Nov 2019
Digital Shadows reviewed nation-state–linked advanced persistent threat (APT) activity in 2019, and highlighted several trends. Some are likely to continue into 2020, and will be supplemented by ...
Weekly Intelligence Summary 07 Nov - 14 Nov 2019
Multiple reports of successful ransomware attacks have highlighted the risk to organizations of all sizes but, despite the media attention, other extortion tactics are being overlooked.
BSidesDFW Recap, Dynamic CVV Analysis, And The Facebook Camera Bug
Dallas is sound effects and all this week with Kacey, Charles, Alex, and Harrison. The team discusses their recent OSINT workshop at BSidesDFW and how you can access the training materials, plus...
Dynamic CVVs: 2FA 2Furious
If an attacker had all my credit card information, would this 2FA solution prevent it from being used illegitimately?
Weekly Intelligence Summary 31 Oct - 07 Nov 2019
A string of data breach incidents affecting perceptively smaller organizations this week has outlined the need for all companies, regardless of size, to take a proactive security stance in preference
BlueKeep Attacks, Megacortex Ransomware, and Web.com Breach
This week the London team looks at the following stories: - BlueKeep Exploit Could Rapidly Spread - Megacortex Ransomware Changes Windows Passwords - Japanese Media Company Nikkei - $29 million...
Weekly Intelligence Summary 24 Oct - 31 Oct 2019
In the spotlight this week: A card skimming operation targeted the online retailer First Aid Beauty and evaded notice for months.
7.5M Adobe Creative Cloud User Records Exposed, City Of Joburg Ransomware Attack, and APT28 Updates
Adam Cook, Philip Doherty, and Viktoria Austin host this week’s ShadowTalk update around an unsecured Elasticsearch database exposing account information of aboutt 7.5 million Adobe Creative Cloud...
Understanding the Different Cybercriminal Platforms: AVCs, Marketplaces, and Forums
We’re all familiar with forums and marketplaces (we use them in our daily lives – think Reddit, eBay, or Amazon, for example), but what exactly is an AVC? What do they look like?
Cybercriminal credit card stores: Is Brian out of the club?
In this blog, we determine whether this targeted attack on BriansClub will impact the wider cybercriminal credit carding landscape, and speculate whether it could galvanize the community to push anoth
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